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Differentiate By Building A Strong Promise
by Tony Vidler There are notable differences between high growth professional firms and others when it comes to differentiating themselves. How they choose to express their value and stand out is quite different to the mainstream. Undoubtedly the average or low growth firms inability to express what their difference is in relation to […]
by Tony Vidler I listened to a good friend, who is also a client and a good centre of influence and an advocate, explain what I do to someone else. End result: I must take charge of my own brand, because this experience provided a shining example of why some prospects see us the […]
by Tony Vidler Where do you start when it is time to get a makeover for your business? Change the business name? How do you even know when to think about it seriously? The “when” is driven by whether your business is growing at the rate you expect, and attracting new clients. If it […]
how to avoid being a commodity as a professional adviser and being chosen on price or convenience comes down to having a strong value proposition. Building a great brand involves more than just a value proposition, but this alone can eliminate those who choose just on price...
by Tony Vidler Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals. Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for. It is not a simple […]
by Tony Vidler For anyone in professional services reputation is everything today. It is a trust-creator, or a trust-killer. Basically everything you do – every engagement you work on, every social media post, everything you do at a function – adds to or detracts from your reputation. A professional’s personal reputation is […]
Marketing Your Firm, and Marketing You are 2 different things
by Tony Vidler Understanding that marketing your firm and marketing you are 2 separate things is something that most professionals seem to overlook, or perhaps not understand. For most of us there are at least 2 brands at play in the market (if not more), being the corporate brand of the practice or […]
Use the title prospects would search for, not what the industry calls you.
by Tony Vidler A simple tip to strengthen your ability to get found by your ideal prospects when they are searching online: use the title that THEY would use for someone like you, not the title we might use with our industry peers. It sounds a simple thing, but it is an area that […]
by Tony Vidler Do financial adviser titles matter? A good question given the number of advisers who seem to try and elevate their professional positioning by referring to themselves as something other than “a financial adviser”. You know what I mean….financial advisers who have titles like “Risk Mitigation Specialist” or “Personal Financial Manager”…. Something […]
by Tony Vidler Putting a value upon financial advice is a tough issue for advisers and consumers alike. There is a pretty basic concept as far as “Value” goes for any consumer purchase though which is not a bad starting point, and it can be put into a formula: “Value = Benefits – Cost“ It […]